Melancholy Day 419
Tune: Rev. Henry Smith Rees, 1859
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Lyrics: Isaac Watts, 1709
Meter: Common Meter Double (8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6)
Death, 'tis a melancholy day,
To those who have no God,
When the poor soul is forced away,
To seek her last abode.
In vain to heav'n she lifts her eyes,
For guilt, a heavy chain,
Still drags her downward from the skies,
To darkness, fire and pain.